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After a scorcher of a week this weekend’s weather is looking a little temperamental but we can still bask in the delights that this weekend will be bringing. From summer spritzes to two extra cheeky episodes of Normal People arriving tomorrow, here’s everything to get stuck into this weekend.

Throw Your Own GlastHOMEbury Festival 

It’s Glastonbury season and while the festival may be cancelled, we can all pitch up tents in our gardens, whack out the wellies and dance under the stars to our favourite bands at home. 

This year was set to celebrate Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary so it was expected to be one big epic party. But even though festival goers can’t celebrate in the real deal, they’ve decided to celebrate anyway, bringing the Pyramid Stage to your living room or garden. 

Expect live streamed performances from festival headliners homes, Jo Whiley to be bringing the festival celebrations to life at home and to be dancing, drinking and cherishing the experience in a whole new way. To get you geared up, we’ve put together a list of everything you might just need to get involved.

Thursday 24th – Sunday 28th June

Prepare for your own with these simple tips 

Delight In A Weekend Sweet Treat With These Bakery Deliveries 

It’s too hot to be stuck in the kitchen this weekend so why not satisfy your sweet tooth with a weekend treat from one of London’s best bakeries? 

From iced buns to strawberry pavlovas, here’s nine of our favourite bakeries delivering their goods to your doorstep.

Take Part In Global Pride 2020

The outbreak of Coronavirus singlehandedly helped to wipe out social events, parades and group gatherings. But, just because we aren’t able to celebrate Pride month as we usually would with marches, parades and parties, we can still join forces virtually and celebrate from within our homes.

Wherever you are in the world, on Saturday 27th June we can all come together as Global Pride launches their 24 hours of live-streamed event celebrating the diversity of the LGBTI+ community around the world. Tune in for music and artist performances, speeches from activists and campaigners, and addresses by public figures.

SATURDAY 27TH JUNE

WWW.GLOBALPRIDE2020.ORG

Catch Normal People As It Returns For Two Irish Comic Relief Specials 

Where do we even start with Normal People? It’s a show that helped define a generation, or at least, a lockdown generation, offering us light relief during this crazy period. The nation laughed, cried and mourned the series as its 12 episodes slowly came to an end, or so we thought. 

It’s just been announced that Normal People will be returning this Friday for two extra episodes as part of RTÉ Does Comic Relief. While our Irish friends will be able to enjoy these two extras straight away, we’re hoping that we’ll be able to tune into the two extra episodes this weekend and visit Marianne and Connell almost 40 years after we left them. 

Of course the show has taken some creative licensing here because Sally Rooney’s novel finishes where the original series ended, but we’re excited all the same!

Friday 26th June

Get Your Sunday Lunch Fix Courtesy Of Ormer Mayfair

Great British Menu 2020 finalist and Executive Chef of Ormer Mayfair, Kerth Gumbs has found a solution to allowing Londoners the chance to get their Sunday roast fix at home. 

When dining at home you can now expect restaurant quality dishes to your door. Ormer at Home brings the best quality and seasonal ingredients, and their Sunday special menu doesn’t compromise on the flavours. Expect a sharing roast for two, including a whole roasted chicken, fluffy Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings. Make it a roast to remember until the restaurant reopens post-lockdown.

Available of Deliveroo, Supper or order collection at www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk

Become A Cocktail Whizz With The Coupette x Bacardi Mixology Masterclass

This heatwave calls for a summer spritz and this weekend London cocktail spot, Coupette and Bacardi have teamed up to bring their expertise to the table to show us cocktail novices how to whizz up the best summer spritz on the market. 

Tune in this Thursday to the thirty-minute tutorial and learn the art of the perfect spritz. 

If you don’t fancy mixing up your own, all of the cocktails made will also be available to get home delivered too from Coupette via Deliveroo.

Thursday 25th June, 6:30pm at @coupettelondon

Cool Down With One Of London’s Best Iced Coffees 

The weather has been roasting this week so rather than making your own experimental iced coffee at home, experience one of London’s best on your weekend stroll. From oat milk saviours to the best coffee roast this side of the hemisphere, here’s where to get your cool down coffee fix. 

What To Watch This Week: Disclosure 

Director Sam Feder’s Disclosure looks deeper into the world of Hollywood and the depictions of transgender portrayal throughout the history and the media. 

Immediately in the trailer, American actress Laverne Cox reels off a statistic that’ll not only shock those watching but will also make them think deeper into its underlying message: According to a study from GLAAD, 80% of Americans don’t actually personally know someone who is transgender. The documentary sets out to break down the representation of transgender in society, media and how we can continue on the long journey ahead of many of educating and understanding. 

Vital viewing to learn and educate yourself during Pride Month and beyond.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: HAIM – Women In Music Part III

The only three sisters we’d be willing to actually sit and watch a reality show about, HAIM were originally set to release their brand new album Women in Music Part III later on in the year but have brought their release forward and we can expect the masterpiece arriving this Friday. 

We’ve already been given quite the taste with six singles already been released, but we can’t wait for the album all of the same. Expect this third album to be even more catchy, raw and full of emotion.

Release Date: Friday 26th June 

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